The Conflict of Interest Committee has revised forms and procedures for both federal and state conflict of interest disclosures. See the COI Committee web site, http://researchcoi.berkeley.edu, for the new forms.
New Federal Financial Disclosure Form
In an effort to streamline and simplify the federal financial disclosure process, a new Federal Financial Disclosure Form has been developed and posted on the Federal Financial Disclosure page on the Conflict of Interest Committee web site. The new form reflects a change in the way disclosure is made at the Berkeley campus for proposals or awards subject to the federal regulations. The Conflict of Interest Checklist is no longer required. Instead, each individual meeting the federal definition of investigator will now complete and sign a discrete disclosure form and submit it with applicable proposals to the Sponsored Projects Office. The new form is in an electronic fillable format, contains more background and instructions, and allows for more complete and detailed information to be provided by the investigator so that compliance with federal financial disclosure regulations can be maintained. The form was posted in June 2011; please begin using the new form immediately.
700-U Addendum Revised
The Addendum to the Form 700-U has been revised and updated. The new form, Addendum to Statement of Economic Interests for Principal Investigators (700-U), is a fillable form with re-formatted questions allowing Principal Investigators to be more responsive to the requirements of the California Political Reform Act, and to provide the faculty Conflict of Interest Committee with the details needed for the members to make a fully informed decision about any real or perceived conflicts of interest. The new form has been posted to the State of California Financial Disclosure page on the Conflict of Interest Committee web site. The form was posted in June 2011; please begin using the new form immediately.